Auckland, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 47 days trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Coromandel Town, New Zealand

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Matamata, New Zealand

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Whakatane, New Zealand

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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Raglan, New Zealand

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

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Taupo, New Zealand

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Tongariro, New Zealand

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Napier, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Picton, New Zealand

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Linkwater, New Zealand

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Havelock, New Zealand

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Nelson, New Zealand

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Takaka, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Punakaiki, New Zealand

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Hokitika, New Zealand

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

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Mount Cook Village, New Zealand

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Haast, New Zealand

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Wanaka, New Zealand

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Glenorchy, New Zealand

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Te Anau, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Balclutha, New Zealand

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Dunedin, New Zealand

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

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Springfield, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric0 nightsThu. Feb 06

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Coromandel Town

  • Coromandel Town
  • Coromandel Town
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
   
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Coromandel Town

New Zealand, Waikato region

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Feel like you're in paradise in this gorgeous town, known for its beautiful bays, majestic waterfalls, and delicious fresh seafood.

Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is 75 kilometres east of the city of Auckland, although the road between them, which winds around the Firth of Thames and Hauraki Gulf coasts, is 190 km long The town was named after the peninsula, which was named after HMS Coromandel, which sailed into the harbour in 1820.[2] At one time Coromandel Harbour was a major port serving the peninsula's gold mining and kauri industries. An old gold stamper battery is still in fully operational working order. Today, the town's main industries are tourism and mussel farming.
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Things to do in and around Matamata

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Waitomo Cave
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
   
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Matamata

New Zealand

0 nightsThu. Feb 06

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Things to do in and around Whakatane

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  • ohope beach morning
  • Whakatane Nights
  • Muriwai’s Cave
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • White Island
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Inferno Crater Lake
   
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Whakatane

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

ActiveBeachesNature2 nightsThu. Feb 06 - Sat. Feb 08

Officially New Zealand's sunniest city, Whakatane features a harbor, gorgeous beaches, and access to the volcanic Whakaari (White Island).

Whakatane is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, at the mouth of the Whakatane River. Tourism is a growing industry for Whakatane. White Island is a key attraction. Popular tourist activities include the beaches, swimming with dolphins, whale watching, chartered fishing cruises, surf tours, amateur astronomy, hunting, experiences of Maori culture and bush walking. Whakatane is also used as a base for many tourists who wish to explore other activities in the surrounding region.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • museum
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  • Waitomo Cave
  • green & blue
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • Rotorua
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture2 nightsSat. Feb 08 - Mon. Feb 10

Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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Things to do in and around Raglan

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Waitomo Cave
  • The Aranui limestone cave
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Blue Damselfly – Kekewai
  • Conifer leaf
  • Waitakere Ranges
   
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Raglan

New Zealand

2 nightsMon. Feb 10 - Wed. Feb 12

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Things to do in and around Waitomo Caves

  • Waitomo Cave
  • Waitomo Caves Hotel
  • Huka Falls 7
  • The Aranui limestone cave
  • Conifer leaf
  • Blue Damselfly – Kekewai
  • DSC00022
  • Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)
   
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Waitomo Caves

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActive2 nightsWed. Feb 12 - Fri. Feb 14

A web of popular limestone caves, offering a range of tours from easy to extreme, famed for its glow-worm colonies and stalactites.

The Waitomo Caves is a village and solutional cave system forming a major tourist attraction in the northern King Country region of the North Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. The community of Waitomo Caves itself is very small, though the village has many temporary service workers living there as well. The word Waitomo comes from the Māori language wai meaning water and tomo meaning a doline or sinkhole; it can thus be translated to be water passing through a hole. The caves are formed in Oligocene limestone.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
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  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Waitomo Cave
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsFri. Feb 14 - Sun. Feb 16

This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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Things to do in and around Tongariro

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • DSC00022
  • Waitomo Cave
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
   
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Tongariro

New Zealand

2 nightsSun. Feb 16 - Tue. Feb 18

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Napier

  • Napier Nov 2011
  • Mission Estate Winery, Napier.
  • Napier
  • Ahuriri beach near Perfume Point
  • bluff hill lookout
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Napier Botanic Gardens
  • Marine Parade, Napier 2011
  • Museum Theatre, Gallery, Hawke’s Bay, Napier
  • Under the New Zealand National Aquarium
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
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  • Pania of the reef Napier New Zealand 3
  • Otatara Pa Taradale
  • Sunken Gardens, Napier
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  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Aratiatia Rapids
   
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Napier

New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

FoodCultureSmall townsHistoric2 nightsTue. Feb 18 - Thu. Feb 20

Full of Art Deco architecture, this city offers an array of cultural attractions, from museums, to monuments, to verdant gardens.

Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery in the suburb of Taradale.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • P1010949
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nightsThu. Feb 20 - Sat. Feb 22

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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Things to do in and around Picton

  • Approaching Picton
  • picton
  • Stitchbird
  • Carmarthenshire Museum
  • Edwin Fox
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
   
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Picton

New Zealand, Marlborough region

BeachesNatureSmall townsNight lifeFood2 nightsSat. Feb 22 - Mon. Feb 24

A major transportation hub, Picton offers ferry access to New Zealand's North Island.

Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town is the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
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Things to do in and around Linkwater

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
   
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Linkwater

New Zealand

2 nightsMon. Feb 24 - Wed. Feb 26

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Havelock

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Approaching Picton
   
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Havelock

New Zealand

2 nightsWed. Feb 26 - Fri. Feb 28

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Things to do in and around Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson Saturday market.
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
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  • Nelson
  • Just Nelson
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Just Nelson
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Red-Eared Terrapin
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Approaching Picton
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood2 nightsFri. Feb 28 - Sun. Mar 01

With a vibrant cultural scene, fine restaurants and local wine, as well as lush surrounding nature, this port city is a true gem.

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island, and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival.[2] The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a local museum, World of Wearable Art now showcases winning designs alongside a collection of classic cars.
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Things to do in and around Takaka

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Farewell Spit
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
   
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Takaka

New Zealand

2 nightsSun. Mar 01 - Tue. Mar 03

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Kaikoura

  • Kaikoura
  • Kaikoura
  • Fyffe House (original whaler's cottage), Kaikoura, NZ
  • Maori Leap Cave
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
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  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Photo competition
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
   
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsTue. Mar 03 - Thu. Mar 05

Perched on a scenic peninsula jutting into the ocean, this town offers a brush with New Zealand's diverse wildlife and marine life.

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch. Kaikoura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. At the time of the 2013 census, the permanent resident population was 1,971, a 9.3% decrease since the 2006 census. The town is the governmental seat of the territorial authority of the Kaikoura District, which is politically a part of the Canterbury Region. The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km sq (790.12 sq mi) and a 2013 census population of 3,552 inhabitants.
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Things to do in and around Punakaiki

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Paparoa National Park
  • R0011483
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
  • Colorado Route 82 Climbing Towards Independence Pass Between Leadville and Aspen, Colorado
  • Mangatini Falls, Charming Creek Walkway
   
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Punakaiki

New Zealand

2 nightsThu. Mar 05 - Sat. Mar 07

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Hokitika

  • New Zealand: Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Weld Street in Hokitika
  • Hokitika beach
  • Hokitika
  • Hokitika, NZ
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Rainforest
  • Sunset Point
  • Glow worm glen - Bundanoon
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Lake Kaniere
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
   
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Hokitika

New Zealand, West Coast region

Nature2 nightsSat. Mar 07 - Mon. Mar 09

A quiet small town known primarily for its vibrant ecotourism and gorgeous nearby nature, quaint local galleries, and great seafood.

Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. The Hokitika Sock Machine Museum in town has on display a collection of antique sock-knitting machines and invites visitors to knit their own socks. Hokitika now boasts one of South Island's best 3D digital cinemas, the Regent Theatre, due to volunteer hours and grants from the Westland development trust, Lions foundation, Lottery's commission, the Major District Initiative and pub charity. The Art Deco theatre narrowly avoided being demolished, thanks to a last-minute coup in the management committee.
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Things to do in and around Franz Josef

  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Rainforest
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsMon. Mar 09 - Wed. Mar 11

Hike the famous Franz Josef Glacier, as well as gorgeous nature walks in the surrounding area.

Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after the Franz Josef Glacier - itself named by Julius von Haast in honour of the Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I of Austria. Following the passage of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the name of the town was officially altered to Franz Josef / Waiau. The glacier's terminal face is 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason many people visit Franz Josef. The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
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Things to do in and around Mount Cook Village

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
   
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Mount Cook Village

New Zealand

2 nightsWed. Mar 11 - Fri. Mar 13

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Things to do in and around Haast

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Gates of Haast Waterfall
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
   
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Haast

New Zealand

2 nightsFri. Mar 13 - Sun. Mar 15

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Wanaka

  • wanaka
  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Wanaka 2
  • Boneyard
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Routeburn Track
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive2 nightsSun. Mar 15 - Tue. Mar 17

Offering a wealth of activities year-round, this popular lakeside resort town is known for its mountaineering, fishing, and hiking.

Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Its economy is based on the many outdoor opportunities this offers. The town was originally settled during the gold rush of the 19C. With its lake and mountain views, Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort, considered less commercialised than Queenstown. Wanaka boasts a growing number of restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. There are a number of wineries in the area. In winter, Wanaka is an excellent place to see the Southern Lights.
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Things to do in and around Glenorchy

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
   
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Glenorchy

New Zealand

0 nightsTue. Mar 17

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Te Anau

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takahe
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Glow-worm cave
  • Routeburn Track
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsTue. Mar 17 - Thu. Mar 19

The best starting point for your exploration of the Fiordland National Park, this town is surrounded by marvelous natural features.

Te Anau is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and second only within New Zealand to Lake Taupo. Tourism and farming are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying as it does at the borders of Fiordland National Park, it is the gateway to a wilderness area famed for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiords Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Visitors to the area also partake in activities such as kayaking, cycling, jet boat riding, fishing and hunting, farm tours and seaplane/helicopter sightseeing.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood0 nightsThu. Mar 19

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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Things to do in and around Balclutha

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Nugget Point
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
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  • View over Otago Peninsula
  • Port Chalmers
  • Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula
   
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Balclutha

New Zealand

2 nightsThu. Mar 19 - Sat. Mar 21

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
  • Speight's beers
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  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood0 nightsSat. Mar 21

With fascinating history, superb cultural venues, and a rich architectural legacy, this lively university city will charm you.

Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in size of population in recent years to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons. Dunedin is a regular venue for touring ballet and dance companies, and also has multiple dance studios. Dunedin lends its name to the Dunedin Sound, a form of indie rock music which was created in the city in the 1980s.
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Things to do in and around Lake Tekapo

  • Roadside Flowers
  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive0 nightsSat. Mar 21

With beautiful lakeside scenery by day, Lake Tekapo is part of the protected Dark Sky Reserve, and therefor a fabulous place to view the stars.

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Godley River, which has its source in the Southern Alps to the north. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township of Lake Tekapo at the lake's southern end. The Lake Tekapo Regional Park, administered by Environment Canterbury, is located on the southern shore of the lake. An astronomical observatory is located at Mount John, which is to the north of the town, and south of the small Lake Alexandrina.
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Things to do in and around Arthur's Pass

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Rainforest
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Lake Kaniere
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Arthur's Pass

New Zealand

2 nightsSat. Mar 21 - Mon. Mar 23

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Springfield

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Tiger
   
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Springfield

New Zealand

0 nightsMon. Mar 23

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life0 nightsMon. Mar 23

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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